Archinect - News 2015-10-10T15:50:50-04:00 COLDSCAPES 2013 winning-design exhibition currently in Cleveland, Ohio Justine Testado 2013-11-19T15:26:00-05:00 >2014-08-06T05:53:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the COLDSCAPES design competition earlier this year, an exhibition of the winning designs is currently on display hosted by the Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative &mdash; a timely event as the weather grows colder in the U.S. Last Friday's exhibition opening also celebrated the book launch of "COLDSCAPES: Design Ideas for Winter Cities", the sixth volume in CUDC&rsquo;s Urban Infill Book Series.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The COLDSCAPES exhibition will be open for one month at Star Plaza in Cleveland, Ohio.</p> Cleveland Institute of Art to break ground on final phase of an eight-year, $63.5 million expansion and renovation Archinect 2013-05-20T17:44:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:32:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The institution launched its consolidation in 2007 by hiring the star architect Winy Maas of the hot Dutch architecture firm of MVRDV to design the project. The effort then hit numerous snags, including the worst recession since the Depression, and the revelation in 2008 that the Maas expansion design... would be too costly. The Philadelphia architecture firm of Burt, Hill, originally hired to help realize the Maas design, became the lead designer.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Four teams unveil concepts in competition to design $40 million architecture school at KSU Archinect 2013-01-18T17:10:00-05:00 >2013-02-22T09:13:00-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From simple and functional to splendidly provocative, four proposals vying to become reality as Kent State University's new College of Architecture and Environmental Design were presented to the public Thursday. The university hosted the four partnerships competing to design the $40 million building by providing a forum so the architects could pitch their ideas for "solving the problem," as one presenter put it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The four teams and their proposals are:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Bialosky + Partners Architects</strong>, with offices in Cleveland and New York, in association with <strong>Architecture Research Office</strong> of New York, proposed a building with a skin of light brown precast concrete panels rising from a one-story base of tan brick. The building emphasized a sculptural look and featured vertical windows. Architect Stephen Cassell of ARO said the building would qualify for a platinum rating &ndash; the highest available &ndash; under the LEED system of the U.S. Green Building Council, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, but ran out of time before he could explain the details.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Richard L. Bowen + Associates Inc.</strong> of Cleveland in association with <strong>Weiss/Manfredi </strong>of New York, proposed a glassy structure they called &ldquo;Design Loft.&rdquo; The project emphasized flexible interior spaces organized around a skeletal structural system and interior ramps and staircases that knitted the interior to...</p> Two Projects Share First Place at 2012 Cleveland Design Competition - Transforming the Bridge Alexander Walter 2012-11-12T19:34:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T19:37:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Cleveland Design Competition recently announced the winners of its 2012 edition, Transforming the Bridge. The brief called for design ideas that would transform the abandoned lower deck of Cleveland's Detroit-Superior Bridge into a dynamic public space, performance venue, and pedestrian experience high above the Cuyahoga River.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> There Goes the Neighborhood Alexander Walter 2011-12-19T01:51:36-05:00 >2011-12-27T15:35:44-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Across America, recession-fueled foreclosures and plummeting home values have left countless properties abandoned and vulnerable to looting. As Scott Pelley reports, the problem has gotten so bad in Cleveland, Ohio, that county officials have demolished more than 1,000 homes this year - and plan to demolish 20,000 more - rather than let the blight spread and render nearby homes worthless.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Watch the entire segment from CBS 60 Minutes <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>